Do you make your own Christmas cards?`

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
December 16, 2007 1:13pm CST
Do you make your own cards - this could be interpreted two ways - either you take a Christmas Picture and have it done by a shop - or actually hand make cards?
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@Vieras (42)
• United States
16 Dec 07
I'd love to make my own Christmas cards but I'm really not creative or artistic enough to do so. So, I just pick up an assorted box of cute cards from a card store or something.
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• Abernathy, Texas
17 Dec 07
The important thing is, you think enough of your friends and family to take the time for these cards!
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@Vieras (42)
• United States
18 Dec 07
That's true. I mean, I'm sure they'd appreciate it even if their card was covered in badly drawn stick figures dancing around a badly drawn christmas tree and opening gifts, haha. Or I could just use construction paper, felts, and such to put together something cute. Maybe next year though. This year I'll send out cute pre-made assorted cards =D
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16 Dec 07
I've handmade them this year for the first time since I was a kid. It was fun at first, but so stressful that I don't know if I want to bother again! I used glitter glues and seemed to smear every single one by accidentally putting them on top of each other before they were dry and made one big mess. I got so annoyed with myself and stressed out that my partner took over in the end to finish them!
• Abernathy, Texas
17 Dec 07
Sounds stressful, I'm glad your partner was there to take over. Its the thought that counts right? I love your screen name by the way.
• Abernathy, Texas
17 Dec 07
Do you play character based games on the web?
17 Dec 07
Thank you! No, not really. Are there any you'd recommend?
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I've made them a couple of times as a kid, by hand. Presently I make a couple of the cards by computer using programs (photoshop, word, publisher, that sort of thing).
• Abernathy, Texas
19 Dec 07
I like the idea of making cards, even by computer, you put part of yourself into it. I think its great that you do this. Do you visit family for Christmas - or mail them a card?
• United States
17 Dec 07
I think the christmas card with your kids or your family are taking over. I am looking at my cards and only a few sent the traditional card with a nice note or family newsletter in it. Not like I can talk, I sent out pics of the kids but at least put them in a card and tried to write something. Of course my handwriting is so awful no one can probably read it!
• Abernathy, Texas
17 Dec 07
I think you're right - and as far as your handwriting - I' m in the same boat. I have all sorts of excuses - I'm left handed, I'm an artist, I should've been a doctor (maybe of eastern medicine). Yet for me, its pure laziness - I can have really pretty writing if I try - and with a great pen!
@Aurone (4757)
• United States
16 Dec 07
No, I usually buy mine from Hallmark the day after Christmas so I can get them on sale.
• Abernathy, Texas
17 Dec 07
Great idea, all of our cards and Christmas presents will be in January - maybe depending on when his paycheck falls we can hit some sales - or he can - too much for me! I'm sure a lot of folks shop right after Christmas! Likely, this year, we will give small gift cards and everyone knows they will be a bit late. Next year, as always, I'll order presents on the web or get them from neat flea markets. We have a lot of indoor ones and one three level one. I love them!
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
16 Dec 07
I design them on the computer and them print them out. Sometimes I paint the picture or do a pen and ink or charcoal drawing and scan it into the computer and use this for the pictures and then write a poem for the inside. Actually, I make Hanukkah cards not Christmas cards.
• Abernathy, Texas
17 Dec 07
That's pretty cool and artsy. Sorry I should've put hoiday cards! BTW, thanks for announcing/introducing yourself in your pm!